Level Crossing – Timpanator: This dopplebock’s aroma has toasted bread crusts and a bit of caramel malt, dried dates, and figs. Better than average, but not particularly expressive aside from the bread crust and caramel malt sweetness.Flavor is toasty and toffee forward with dense toasted bread crust, light caramel, dried dates, brown dried figs, and mild German hop herbal and bitter qualities. Front of palate picks up toasted bread crusts with light caramel and dried dates, perhaps a bit of German hop herbal and woodsy qualities, though I may be imagining it. Mid-palate of toasted bread crusts, caramel malt, substantial sweetness, dried dates and lesser brown dried figs; there is also a German hop herbal/woodsiness that lingers in the background. Back of palate finds toasted bread crust and caramel-like sweetness fixed to a mild German hop bitterness and woodsiness. Aftertaste of toasted bread crusts, slight caramel and nuts, and a more than modest slightly Germanic hop-driven bitter …
Source: Utah Beer
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